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Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Eighth Edition, 2015https://www.nhtsa.gov/document/countermeasures-wor...
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication’s ability to wirelessly exchange information about the speed and position of surrounding vehicles shows great promise in helping to avoid crashes, ease traffic congestion and improve the environment. But the greatest benefits can only be achieved when all vehicles can communicate with each other. That’s why NHTSA has been working with the automotive industry and academic institutions for more than a decade to advance V2V’s lifesaving potential into reality.
In 25 years—from 1987 to 2012—frontal air bags saved 39,976 lives. That’s enough people to fill a major league ballpark.
NHTSA provides information about the safety benefits of frontal and side air bags and the importance of using seat belts—your first line of defense. We also test and provide guidance on the risks of counterfeit and defective air bags, and urge vehicle owners with recalled air bags to immediately get their air bags replaced by a dealer.
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, and California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Truckshttps://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/environmental... July 18, 2016
Use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent among drivers on America’s roads, which raises a new safety challenge. While it’s illegal across the United States to drive while drunk (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 of higher) the laws involving drugged driving vary across the states. NHTSA is working to better understand the challenge of drugged driving to help address the issue and save lives.
In 2015, 35,092 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Research shows that 94 percent of crashes are tied to a human choice or error. NHTSA is working to promote vehicle technologies that hold the potential to reduce the number of crashes and to save thousands of lives every year. Learn more about NHTSA's work to bring these technologies to America's cars and trucks.